Planning for the smaller bathroom

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Planning for the smaller bathroom

When planning your bathroom, forget about the space you don’t have and think about the space you do have to work with and how it can be used in the most effective way. Key considerations are the size of the room and the location of fixtures, such as doors and windows. It is important to understand the space saving benefits of the shower enclosures and how they can work in different bathroom layouts.

There is a range of different options available to suit different situations. There are quadrants which are designed to take up minimal wall space whilst bowing out into the centre of the room, to still offer a generous showering area. Many of these are available in options that feature tiny footprints, only taking up 800x800mm of wall space.

Lumin8 One Door Offset Quadrant

Lumin8 One Door Offset Quadrant

Alternatively, if you have more available space on the walls, but little space in the centre of the bathroom, then purchasing a shower with an inward opening door can often be necessary to avoid projection out into the bathroom and on to other bathroom furniture, for this situation a bi-fold door can be the perfect solution. Bi-fold doors were traditionally viewed as a much more practical door rather than being design led. However with the shrinking UK bathroom this has now changed – they have transformed and are now being designed for the higher end of the market.

Lumin8 Inswing Door

Lumin8 Inswing Door

Lumin8 Bi-Fold Door

Lumin8 Bi-Fold Door

Another flexible alternative is to install an ultra-modern wetroom. Wetrooms offer a stylish minimalist appearance which is ideal for small bathrooms. You can simply tank out the room then install a wetroom panel into whatever available space your bathroom has. This simply acts as a water deflector, preventing the rest of the bathroom from becoming drenched. Wetroom panels are available in a range of sizing options making them the perfect solution for any sized bathroom.

Decem Concealed Fix Wetroom Panel

Decem Concealed Fix Wetroom Panel

Where the space is truly too restrictive for both a separate bath and shower enclosure, you can now choose a stylish bath screen, which is power shower approved and install your shower over the bath. There are high quality bath screens available, so you no longer need to compromise on either style or performance, just because you are showering over the bath.

Lumin8 Inward Folding Bath Screen

Lumin8 Inward Folding Bath Screen